Summer School 2018: Monochromatic

Summer School 2018 is back for a second week and we couldn’t be more excited to share another week of lessons and challenges!

Understanding and internalizing different design concepts allows you to bring your ideas to life. With a little practice, these ideas will quickly become intuitive, leading your card designs to come together with minimal effort. Over the course of the next five days, we’ll bring you videos and projects designed to help you understand these basic principles and incorporate them into your own crafting.

Monochromatic designs are eye-pleasing and make it a breeze to narrow down your color palette. Today’s lesson features different ideas for incorporating a monochromatic palette into your cards as well as a great tip for comparing your card stock color options to make your final selections.

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Today’s instructor is My Favorite Things Design Team member Laurie Willison. Click HERE or simply watch the video below to learn more about her process for creating this cool look featuring all die-cut elements.

Do you love that Laurie was able to very slightly modify the size of her card to perfectly accommodate her stacked stitched panels? It’s a great reminder not to get stuck on standard sizes and designs…it’s fun to let your product choices guide your design choices! Laurie’s card will still fit beautifully in an A2 envelope and her recipient won’t care about (or possibly even notice!) the difference.

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

This week you’re the student, and instead of grades, we’ve got prizes! Using today’s lesson, create a project that exemplifies what you learned and upload it using the link below.

All entries must be submitted by noon EDT on August 26. Winners will be announced here on the blog on Monday, August 27.

As a Summer School student, you have three ways to win:
  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Complete today’s homework and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from each day’s InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our YouTube channel and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video.
  • To be eligible to win the $100 Grand Prize: Graduate from Summer School: Session 1 by completing all five days of homework (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

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We can’t wait to see all of your beautiful creations!



Summer School 2018: Monochromatic